Oake Meadows, Taunton, Somerset continues its community spirit after forming a partnership with their local homeless charity.
The home has joined forces with Taunton-based charity, Arc and has a series of fundraising events planned in the next few months. A recent event held was by the home’s activities co-ordinator, Louis du Toi, where he joined more than 80 fundraisers for the Arc’s annual Big Sleep Out to raise money and awareness of the work the charity does.
The Big Sleep Out event raised more than £10,000 for the charity. Arc is Marks & Spencers local charity it chooses to get involved with each year and Arc asked the retailer to assist Oake Meadows with its dementia friendly garden project.
Marks & Spencers donated £500 for new plants and employees of the retails helped transform the care home’s garden.
Katrina Ball, home manager at Oake Meadows, said: “Our relationship with Arc has proven to be very successful and we are proud to support a charity that does a fantastic job of helping the most vulnerable individuals in our community.”